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  1. Think Once, Think Twice, Think Lyn. Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Lyn. Lyn Just Feels Right. Lyn Saves Your Soul. Time To Make The Lyn. Just What The Lyn Ordered. Good to the Last Lyn. Aaahh, Lyn!
  2. Congratulations! If you don't mind, I'll include a verse for you I found a while back. The author is unknown. You cannot possess me for I belong to myself But while we both wish it, I give you that which is mine to give You cannot command me, for I am a free person But of my choice, I pledge to you my fidelity and loyalty, that you will be foremost in my life and my in plans for life I pledge to you that I will always strive for the betterment of our relationship; that I will communicate honestly and openly with you in all matters That I will be your friend, lover, confidante, advisor and shoulder to cry on, And that every new joy I experience I will share with you, that I will enjoy it the more for knowing it brings you pleasure. Not two halves becoming a whole, But two individuals united for the joy and betterment of both. This is my wedding vow to you. This is the marriage of equals. It isn't the best in the world, but I thought it was kind of nice.
  3. I am a Public Safety (Police) Dispatcher, have been for going on 8 years. I love the work, but the philosophy they have been trying to cram down our throats is just getting worse with all of the new mandated classes. It's a good thing I can test well without actually having to pay attention to some of them or I might vomit. Others are very informative. I am currently working on getting my ducks in a row in order to open my own business. I have three options in the works, depending on circumstances, but I think I'll be able to merge two ideas and make things work out quite nicely. This also includes moving to another state. I am sooooo looking forward to that!
  4. Oops, I completely forgot about Kosher. I don't know about the hippie thing. Random crap like trace minerals? I guess I fell for that too, thinking our bodies needed those. This place really is a fount of information. Alton Brown is fabulous!
  5. As far as salt goes, I'm no expert, but I remember hearing that it is iodized (processes) salt that is bad for you. Natural sea salt is good for you and has all the correct nutritional stuff. If you're on a budget, I hope you are using good sealing, reusable containers to freeze stuff. It's cheaper than zip bags, even if you try to reuse them. (underline and break up of wording mine) Are you willing to share it with others? I'm happy to share one with you if I have one you have been looking for, though I admit I'm not a Chef or anything. Edited post due to some kind of glitch with the quotes and posting
  6. This probably isn't the right place to put this, but I didn't know where else to do it, it is kind of related. I want to reply now to you, briefly, and say that I appreciate what you said and it has helped me put a few more pieces in place. I can understand what you were saying and see the flaw in my thinking. There have been a few things come up death related and now I think I have the right perspective. Thank you for that. Sometimes just a few simple words or the right phrasing can make all the difference.
  7. Perhaps, DavidOdden, you will end up, unwittingly, being one of my teachers… I know that some of that thought/feeling has to be irrational. I cannot pinpoint it just yet, but I am working on it. You ask me ‘why?’ and ‘what can be done’ for me. I value life in general, NOT necessarily the individual people; some are not worth the air they are inhaling. I look at the now and the future as far as what can be done for me. The now directly relates to the future. Since I happen to value my life, I also by extension value life surrounding me, in general. To not do so would be a contradiction. Since I happen to care a great deal for my life and happiness, I, naturally, would like the same for others (that also benefits me). It hasn’t always been this way, not that I wished ill for others. I have had a very long road and still have a long way to go, but I go with a bounce in my step now.
  8. When I heard the announcement this morning, I had two things happen almost simultaneously. I knew justice had been done, while at the same time it hurt my heart to see the end of a life. I have the same reaction to all deaths I hear of, to different degrees, because I value life, some might disagree with my initial feeling (hurts my heart to see the end of a life). Saddam Hussein very much deserved to be executed. He lost his right to life through his vile taking away of others right to life, among other things. If he were allowed to live, he would have been very dangerous because he would still be able to direct his followers' actions and we already have a long history on the way he does things.
  9. Apparently I am an ISTJ on the Jung test. I took the test on the Advisor Team website and it labeled me as a Guardian but I don't know which type - Supervisors (ESTJ) | Protectors (ISFJ) | Inspectors (ISTJ) | Providers (ESFJ) - because I don't want to pay $14.95 for the rest. What I read for Guardian only fits me a little so I don't think it is very accurate. A lot of the questions were ridiculous, as others have pointed out, since neither answer is logical. I'm going to guess it would end up being the ISTJ on there as well since I don't ever score very high on the touchy-feely scale and I am definitely NOT an extrovert. I don't know why I take tests like this anyway, their explanations generally don't fit me.
  10. I see no one wants to touch this (52 views, 0 replies so far). One thing I will add is I tried to speak with him logically while he was home on leave, but didn't have the time I needed with him. His Mother kept interrupting and generally screwing things up since she had no idea about my line of thought and how I was trying to help him thinks things out. I did not want to hurt her feelings because of the stress she was already under at the time so decided it could wait until a later time rather than tell her to be quiet and butt out. Perhaps I was wrong. I was never able to get him alone. I now can only write him a letter, but I am having difficulty figuring out exactly how to word things. I didn't mean for someone to give me all the answers so I could just write down someone else’s thoughts, but just to have something to bounce my own off of and make sure I don't get off track. Suggestions would be appreciated.
  11. I am wondering if anyone has some advice on what to say to my nephew that will help him hold on until he can come home. My nephew is a Combat Medic in Iraq and is quite in the thick of things. He has been expressing more and more lately how difficult it is becoming for him, psychologically, being there seeing his friends getting blown in half (literally), having to repair the damage done to people who have just tried to kill him -but injured themselves instead (literally), etc. Of course he is extremely frightened that he will not make it back alive. Then he has problems with his wife back here. I'll have to say that from the moment I met her I thought she was a piece of excrement and she has proved me absolutely correct for the last several years. My sister had a talk with her yesterday because she was supposedly concerned about his mental state so my sister told her that when he gets back he will need a lot of loving support, patience and possibly some counseling. Today she told him she can't take it and wants a divorce (she has already been openly having an affair). He is an extremely intelligent person with very strong character. I guess I'm looking for the right thing to say to give him something to chew on and build up hope and esteem within himself, something rational to hold on to in the chaos he is living, that way possibly he can start working through some of the terrible nightmares he has so he can actually get more that 30 minutes sleep. It would be different than what he gets from his Mother. She fills him full of ‘we love you, the rest of the world is just f’d up’ and other irrationalities that aren’t helpful. There is more to it, of course, but I’ve already been so long-winded. I figured I’d just try this condensed version. Any true assistance more than a ‘Buck up Chap’ would be appreciated.
  12. Thanks, that was a nice way to start my day. Now I have to go to work, but I'll make the drive with a grin.
  13. House Dexter Dr. 90210 Flip This House Property Ladder Designed to Sell House and Dexter keep me in stitches. Dr. 90210 I like because of the surgeries. I just get really annoyed by constantly hearing some of them talking about 'giving back to the people'. I mean really, what are they giving back? What did the 'people' DO to EARN it? Did the 'people' learn the medicine for them or work their butts off all the hours necessary to pay for their college and everything else that goes in to it? One guy went to a foreign country to do volunteer work, which is fine, until I heard him say he was 'giving back' to them, ugh . That isn't the only thing that gets to me, it just stands out right now.
  14. I will apoligize ahead of time if I do not get this out as clearly as I would like. I will do my best. I am still a work in progress. Fear is natural, we all experience it in various forms. It helps keep us alive at times or can get us killed. Our fear is what is counted on to keep us bound in chains, heads down doing what we are told, even when we know something is wrong with the picture. When you are able to finally find the answer to your freedom, I think it is illogical to continue in the chains any longer than necessary to get your feet planted and break them. I cannot abide remaining in the chains because of fear of what may be done to me for doing what is right. There will always be some kind of chain to bind me, I cannot break them all. I can only pick certain battles because the outrages against us are too many to count. When I contemplate what was said about the judges, etc., I am buoyed with thoughts of the book Anthem and The Fountainhead. Of course Roark broke the law, which is different, but I think the spirit is similar.
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